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Lily is front sitting between her parents.
Parents Addie and James Albert (AKA Albert)
Standing behind parents is Arthur
Back Standing L.-R. 
Ida, David, Herbert, Winslow and Elizabeth (AKA Lib or Libbie)


Lilly  Whiting and  husband Steve


Descendants of James Albert (born Sept 1854 in Maine) and
Addie Colson Whiting (born May 1857 in Wisconsin)

Children of James Albert and Addie all born in Oconto County,  Wisconsin

Ray Whiting and friend 
at Coney Island 
June 1921

1. David Lorenzo Whiting - born Aug, 1875
2. Elizabeth "Libbie" Whiting
3. Winslow Whiting - born June 1878
    Myrtle - wife born June 1882
4. Herbert Whiting
5.  Ida Whiting - born 1884
6. Arthur Whiting - born Feb, 1885
7. Lilly Whiting - born Sept, 1886

Generation No. 1

1.  David Lorenzo Whiting 10 (James Albert 9, David Eustace 8, Jacob Bernard 7,
Jacob 6, Ozias Sr.5, Thomas 4, Benjamin 3, James 2, James 1 Whiton)
        son of James Whiting and Addie Colson
        born 11 Aug 1875 in Oconto, Oconto, Wisconsin
        died 10 Jun 1945 in Hanna, Wyoming.
        burial: 15 Jun 1945, Evergreen Cemetery  Oconto, Wisconsin.
        married: (1) Elizabeth Sylvia Gray 02 Jun 1895 in Oconto,  Wisconsin,
                            daughter of  Theodore Gray and Margaret Hartung.
        married: ( 2) Margaret Philamean Barribeau 31 Jul 1899 in Oconto,  Wisconsin,
                            daughter of Antone Barribeau and Eliza Peranteau.
                            See PERANTEAU Family Page
David "Ren" Whiting and 
Grandson Gerald "Jerry" Whiting
                             born 22 Mar 1884 in Daggett, Michigan
                            died 31 Jul 1938 in Lawrence, Oconto, Wisconsin.
                            burial: 03 Aug 1938, Evergreen Cemetery Oconto, Wisconsin
Sources  for David Lorenzo Whiting:
Marriage Certificate: 02 Jun 1895, WI Pg. #0129   Vol. #02
Occupation: 1930, Farmer

More About Margaret Philamean Barribeau:
Cause of Death: Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Hospital Death: Hickory Grove Sanatorium Wisconsin

Generation No. 3
        Grandson of David Lorenzo Whiting
                Gerald Lloyd Whiting  (Lloyd Alvin11, David Lorenzo10,
                James Albert9, David Eustace8, Jacob Bernard7, Jacob6,
                Ozias Sr.5, Thomas4, Benjamin3, James2, James1 Whiton)
                        Son of  Lloyd Alvin Whiting,
                        born 07 Feb 1933 in Lena, Oconto, Wisconsin
                        died 26 Sep 1999 in Oconto Falls, Wisconsin.
                        burial: 28 Sep 1999, Stiles Cemetery, Stiles, Wisconsin.
                        married: Living.

Sources Gerald Lloyd Whiting:
Green Bay Press-Gazette (WI) - September 28, 1999
Occupation: 01 Nov 1952, Packing Co. Lena WI

Generation No. 2

3. Clara Ella Whiting -also Ella Clara (David Lorenzo10, James Albert9, David Eustace8,
Jacob Bernard7, Jacob6, Ozias Sr.5, Thomas4, Benjamin3, James2, James1 Whiton)
        born 27 May 1903 in Oconto Falls, Wisconsin,
        died 28 Dec 1996 in Reno, Nevada.
        Interment at Mountain View Cemetery in Reno, NV.
        married Earl Kimball Casey 04 Sep 1920 in Menominee, Michigan,
                    son of Charles Casey and Mayford Stuart.
                    born 21 Jul 1894 in McCune, Kansas,
                    died 28 Oct 1961 in Reno, Nevada.
Ella Casey and Blanche Barribeau Koster


Ella Clara Whiting Casey, 93, died Dec. 28, 1996, at Reno Healthcare.  A native of Wisconsin, she was born May 27, 1903, to D. L. And Margaret (Barribeau) Whiting, and had lived in Sparks since 1930, coming from Wisconsin.  Mrs. Casey was a homemaker.  She was a past member of Retired Seniors Volunteer Program, having worked at Care & Share Nutrition Program in Sun Valley as a VIP designee, Gold & Silver Club, Royal Neighbors of America and a member of Reno Healthcare's Resident Council and First Church of God.

Her husband, Earl, died Oct. 28, 1961 and brothers, Ray, Dewey, Everett, Lloyd and Earl Whiting, preceded her in death.

Surviving are a son, 3 daughters; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday at Ross, Burke & Knobel Mortuary, Reno.

A funeral is scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at the mortuary, with burial at Mountain View Cemetery.


Rose O'Niel, Francis, Celia and Catherine Whiting of Oconto Falls 


* Article from Tribune Newspaper dated November 4, 1988


Ella Casey, by all accounts is a remarkable woman.

A Sparks resident for more than 50 years, Casey leads an active and productive life most other 85 year olds would envy.  She is a member of the Retired Seniors Volunteer Program and spends most of that time working at the Care and Share Nutrition Site in Sun Valley.

Just about everyday from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Casey is on hand at the center to help serve the pre-prepared meals to about 45 seniors.  She is usually the first one to help clean up the kitchen and then collects the money for the center's daily bingo.  On the last Friday of every month, she bakes three, three-layered birthday cakes for members celebrating their birthdays at the site.

Busy as she is, Casey still finds time to belong to the Gold and Silver Club and attends its functions every third Thursday at the United Methodist Church in Sparks.  She also is a member of the Royal Neighbors of America, a fraternal organization with roots in the Midwest.

At home, Casey does all of her own housework, works on her ceramics, crochets, cooks and bakes for her friends and family.  A widow since 1961, she is the mother of four children, 13 grandchildren, two step grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

"Gram has touched all of our lives in one way or another," said grandson and Sparks resident James.  "With this lady in your life, you never have to feel that you don't have a friend in the world."

James said "going to grandma's house was always special and even today when I go by to mow her lawn, she sets me out a seven-course meal."

Casey moved to Sparks from Wisconsin in 1930 with her husband Earl Casey, whose folks settled here in 1905.

A bride at 17, Casey never regretted marrying young.  She met her husband of 41 years in 1919---- " His mother's sister was married to my dad's brother"---- and has always enjoyed living in the Sparks-Reno area.  " We've seen it build, I'll tell you."

The 4-foot-11 Casey, who has been active all of her life, said she likes being independent and on the go.  "My health is good and I'm always here to help when my family needs me, she noted.

When all is well, she and a friend take the bus once a month to the High Sierra Hotel Casino at Lake Tahoe for a day out of town.  " I gamble a little and once in awhile I even win." Said Casey.  "I never come home broke."

"Levi and Ila Whiting - Uncle Wins(Winslow) and Aunt Mert (Myrtle) Whiting Children "


Grandparents Dave and Rose with grandchildren Anna, Earl and Elizabeth Whiting c:1901

George and Ida Whiting Beauleau
with son Walter

Generation No. 1

2. Ida Whiting  (James Albert9, David Eustace8, Jacob Bernard7,
Jacob6, Ozias Sr.5, Thomas4, Benjamin3, James2, James1 Whiton)
        born 1884 in Wisconsin
        married George Beauleau
                       born 19 Dec 1873 in Wisconsin.

Generation No. 2

Children of Ida Whiting and George Beauleau are:

                   i.  Walter Beauleau


Irene Wallace Colson
Ella Whiting Casey
6 - 1919


Blanche Whiting Koster

Ermie McKeever, Mert Whiting and Stella McKeever Hickey